Chaplain's Room
Practical info
1st floor Talbot House Gasthuistraat 43 B-8970 Poperinge
Poperinge, Poperinge
GPS-Reference R5868 - POPERINGE - Talbot House
DMSX N 50°51'21.6'' - E002°43'23.8''
DMX N 50°51.360' - E002°43.397'
D N 50.856000° - E002.723278°
UTM 31U E 480522 N 5633848
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.360 N, 002 43.397 E
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This room was the pivot round wich the kaleidoscope of the House revolved. On the door was a deliberate misquotation "All hope abandon ye who enter here". In this room the rigid hierarchy of the army was forgotten and the class divisions of civilian society seemed irrelevant. In this roome too several deserters gave themselves up "in the childish hope that I could in some way undo what they had done".